Archive for July, 2009

Coco Mia

July 30, 2009

I am a Makeup Artist who loves her brushes, especially complexion brushes. And usually not a fan of the sponge. However, when I came across this BeautyBlender sponge, I was in love! This sponge blends foundations, tinted moisturizers and concealers perfectly! Comes with it’s own cleanser, making clean up easy and convenient. Invented by top Hollywood Makeup Artists, Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, for a professional finish and flawless skin. Wish I invented it…..

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My Beauty Blog

July 22, 2009

Beautyblender, The Ultimate Makeup Sponge Applicator, 1 Sponge

Modernize the Way You MakeUp! The Ultimate MakeUp Sponge Applicator. Designed by two top Hollywood Make up artists, Beautyblender is the most versatile make up tool you’ll ever own. It ’s elliptical teardrop shape is super soft to the touch, like suede and allows you to access hard-to-reach places making your make up application foolproof. It’s washable, re-useable and recyclable. It’s latex free and anti-microbial. Can be used with all types of make up; liquid base, cream base, mineral make up, cream blush, powders etc. Use Beautyblender damp or dry…we like to use it damp.Please note, Beautyblender will expand when wet. Application tip: Stipple or “bounce” Beautyblender when applying your make up for a flawless, airbrush type of finish.

Misc.: Included in package; 1 beautyblender, beautyblender portibility pouch, 1 sample of blendercleanser, instruction cards., Washable, re-useable, recyclable. Can be used with all types of makeup. Use damp or dry. We prefer damp. Very versatile applicator., If you have problem skin Beautyblender works to cover blemishes. Use the pointed end and the stipple and twist technique to work make up into depressed areas of the face., The stippling and twisting action feathers out the make up’s edges, leaving a perfect finish., Beautyblender is made from a latex-free, anti microbial foam to help fight bacteria and sensitive enough for those with allergies.
Company: Silenz Beauty, Inc.  (2006-09-01)
List Price: $19.95
Amazon Price: $19.95

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La Vie Cherie

July 21, 2009

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle your Beautyblender

Millions of women everyday approach their local cosmetic counters, supermarket and drug store aisles searching for the easiest and quickest way to achieve the perfect look and flawless complexion.  What most don’t know is that it starts with great skin care at least twice a day and making sure that when you are touching your face your tools and hands are clean.  What most people don’t think about is that your hands pick up dirt, dust and oil on everything you touch!  When applying or blending in foundation, concealer and blush with your fingers everyday, you are slowly mashing these particles into your skin.  This results in blemishes on the skin, acne and can cause unevenness in skin tone.

For the last several months I have been trying out an exciting new tool created by two Hollywood Makeup artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz.  The Beauty Blender is a soft, bright pink sponge, in the shape of an egg or teardrop with a pointed top.  This unique shape is perfect for reaching into the tough to reach spots like around the nose and eye area.  The Beauty Blender is specially designed so it won’t absorb foundation that you don’t need, which most other makeup sponges do.

Just place a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand (I suggest above the knuckle of your index finger). Pat the tip of the Beauty Blender into the foundation using only a small amount at first.  Start with foundation and concealer in the hard to reach places first, like the eye and nose areas and work out onto the cheeks and forehead.  Never wipe with the blender, this can create lines, push the foundation around and will not provide the coverage you are looking to conceal problem areas on the skin.  You are going to want to pat or use a stippling action to create a flawless coverage.  For a heavier coverage go over problem areas several times and let your foundation setup for atleast 10 minutes.

If you desire a glamorous look or to give your skin a bit of color and radiance, try using a liquid or powder illuminator with your Beauty Blender.  The Beauty Blender can be used with pressed and loose powder, blush, bronzer, and I even apply eye shadow base and shades with it.  Remember your Beauty Blender isn’t just for your face; you can use it on any part of your body where you are looking to conceal or cover blemishes.  For example, I use mine on my neck and décolleté to give myself a bit of shimmer and on my shoulders to achieve a bronze goddess look.  The techniques to using the Beauty Blender are endless and if you make a mistake (For example: Too much blush or eye shadow!) just simply pat and blend the excess makeup away till you achieve the perfect look!

If you aren’t a fan of makeup or only use it on special occasion try using the Beauty Blender for applying basic skin care.  At night I use sunless tanner on my face, neck and décolleté to keep my color and I apply it with the Beauty Blender so I don’t get sunless tanner all over my fingers.  The Beauty Blender is a great tool for hygienically applying any sort of product to your skin!

After applying makeup just wash the Beauty Blender out with the Blendercleanser and water.  Blendercleanser is an amazing cleanser that helps work makeup, dirt and oil out of the Beauty Blender and is completely Eco-friendly.  Using this Blendercleanser every time you use your Beauty Blender will help keep your skin free of dirt, oil and yesterday’s foundation.  This will help your skin will appear fresh and new every time you apply makeup!  On the cap of the Blendercleanser bottle is a curved pedestal for your Beauty Blender to dry out on after cleaning. Regular cleaning and drying of your Beauty Blender will help prolong the life of the sponge.

Everyday thousands of makeup applicators and sponges are thrown away and sit in landfills. The creators of Beauty Blender have made it possible to recycle your Beauty Blender when the sponge begins to break down and fall apart. Silenze Beauty, manufacturer of the Beauty Blender will allow you to mail the sponge back to the company to be ground up and recycled.  What a great way to go Green every morning!

Clear Thrill

July 21, 2009

Beautyblender The Ultimate Make Up Sponge

Modernize the way you make up Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist Introducing Beautyblender the ultimate make up sponge applicator Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion Silva and Lorenz know that the key to a perfect face is simple a perfect blend So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks Beautyblender s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable Beautyblender is latex free non-allergenic and odor free Made in USA Directions Blend your way to a flawless face Seeing make up is the first sign of an amateur application Beautyblender was created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks So go ahead experiment fearlessly with your Beautyblender and discover the many ways its unique shape will set you free Bounce Beautyblender against your face when applying make up Bouncing called stippling in the make up world blends make up without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin Use Beautyblender s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth and under the eyes Use the round base for foundation and blush on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead cheeks and chin If you apply make up with your fingers you ll find that Beautyblender will smooth and refine your make up to provide a clean finish Use Beautyblender damp when applying wet dry make up When Beautyblender is wet it is normal for it to expand to nearly twice its original size Wash after use and place in the Beautyblender insert pedestal to dry You can also put Beautyblender in the Beautyblender pouch and toss it in the dryer Be sure to use an air-dry setting Beautyblender should not come in contact with extreme heat of any kind If you have problem skin Beautyblender works to cover blemishes Use the pointed end and the stipple and twist technique to work make up into depressed areas of the face The stippling and twisting action feathers out the makeup s edges leaving a perfect finish.

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Dannii Minogue – Official Blog

July 8, 2009

Fotini’s Makeup trick of the week… Beautyblender

Message from Fotini Hatzis (Australia’s Got Talent make up Goddess)

Fotini says, “In my opinion this is the best sponge that has been created by mankind, Beautyblender. I always get asked what I use on Dannii’sskin to get that flawless finish, this little beauty secret is the answer for those at home. It blends, leaves no streaks due to the fact it has no edges, little amount of product you will need with your foundation, with this sponge. Rinse it before you use, as it becomes larger in size and covers a larger area. To have your foundation last you longer, never use your fingers, as you get most of the product between your fingers, always use Beautyblender or a foundation brush, the tiniest amount goes a long way with the proper tools in your application.Beautyblender can also be used for your luminiser above your cheek area and also with your creme blush on your cheeks.Dab and roll……”

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